A slice of late-modern American life as a playground of liberal morality: a White policeman pulls over a Black motorist who was driving his three-year-old daughter without a child seat and instead of giving him a citation, buys him a child seat. That story, along with its photo-op hug between the two, is making its rounds on social media as a feel-good news item of the week.
After I relayed the story in a colorfully disapproving tone, Nikcrit asks if it would have made a difference for me if the policeman and the driver were of the same race. I replied “Yes.” Camlost adds, referring to the Black driver:
He’s got money for tats and tint but not a baby seat. That’s mighty black of him. And on his hilariously typical Facebook page he brags about his Air Jordans, too. The difference is that white men/fathers tend to have a sense of shame…
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